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Old 06-26-2009, 08:24 PM   #91
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But if you use ePub, you can store the fonts once and just access them with every ePub you create.
Yes, you are correct.

And when a firmware update allows ePub to support full justification (and to suppress those page numbers), I may just do that.

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Hi i've started a wiki page on fonts confirmed working with EPUB Embedded Fonts on Sony Devices: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Sony...Embedded_Fonts

It can save a bit of trial and error

Feel free to update it.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:28 AM   #93
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Hi i've started a wiki page on fonts confirmed working with EPUB Embedded Fonts on Sony Devices: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Sony...Embedded_Fonts

It can save a bit of trial and error

Feel free to update it.
Can you also provide links to these fonts please? I would like to try out the ones said not to work. But I want to make sure I have the correct versions. Thanks.

When you say that a font does not work, do you mean embedded directly into the ePub file or loaded onto the Reader?

I just added Fontin and Fontin Sans to the list of working fonts with links.

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Old 06-27-2009, 02:23 PM   #94
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Hi i've started a wiki page on fonts confirmed working with EPUB Embedded Fonts on Sony Devices: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Sony...Embedded_Fonts
Thanks gregcd. I am about to begin experimenting with embedding fonts into ePub, so this should come in handy.
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Wiki updated.

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Sony...Embedded_Fonts
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:21 AM   #96
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Guys, can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? My 505 doesn't display the embedded font at all. I used Fontin in this case. I copied and pasted zelda_pinwheel's code into the CCS box. I put the Fontin font files in the "fonts" folder on my reader. I used calibre to convert my ebook to epub (I'm using the beta 0.6 btw) After 3 hours of trying, nothing worked for me. Pls advise. Thanks.
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Lightbulb Custom font test eBook collection

I made a collection of font test ebook files.

Hopefully, this will help you and other fellow e-readers to test which font they like more, and eventually use it in their own ePub ebooks.

Here it is : font test.zip

There are two ways of using it, with a major exception : PMN Caecilia is not a free font, and thus is not included in this collection. The files I made that reference it are included, in order to help people who have actually bought the font.

The book used to test the different fonts is a free book by Jeffrey A. Carver, titled Battlestar Galactica. I use this opportunity to both thank Jeffrey for his great books (most of which he gives for free) and to make a bit of advertisement for his site : http://www.starrigger.net/

Anyway, here are the explanations :

1. First way: embedded fonts
In each of the font directories (except PMN Caecilia for the reason I already explained above), you'll find a subfolder named "embedded". The file stored here is autonomous, and contains the font it means to test.
One cannot make this easier...

2. Second way: copying the font files
You need to create a /fonts folder in the root of your Sony Reader device file system.
In each if the font directories (except PMN Caecilia for the reason I already explained above), you'll find a subfolder named "fonts". Copy the files found here into your new /fonts folder.
The .epub files found in each of the font directories reference the fonts in the /fonts folder.

[edit: corrected the spelling of the fonts folder]

And a final note : the content of the .css files can be used to configure Calibre (in the conversion configuration dialog) or manually edit the .css files in other .epub ebooks...

[edit: I added screenshots !]
  • Default font
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  • PMN Caecilia
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  • Droid
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  • Fontin
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  • Fontin Sans
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ID:	31476
  • Liberation Sans
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ID:	31472


I hope that my work will help you, please contact me if you need more help...

David.

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Old 06-30-2009, 11:53 AM   #98
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Guys, can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? My 505 doesn't display the embedded font at all. I used Fontin in this case. I copied and pasted zelda_pinwheel's code into the CCS box. I put the Fontin font files in the "fonts" folder on my reader. I used calibre to convert my ebook to epub (I'm using the beta 0.6 btw) After 3 hours of trying, nothing worked for me. Pls advise. Thanks.
He code will not always work. You have to dig into the ePub and see where in the CSS you'll need to put the font-family CSS style. To figure this out, look at some of the chapters of the book and you'll see what styles are used. Not all work with just the font-family in the body CSS style.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:27 PM   #99
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I bet this would work with your book, its a bit easier than the above also:

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For people having trouble with getting custom fonts working at all, I've had some success pasting the book in to: http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/examples/full.php then copying it to word and saving as RTF. You'll loose hyperlinks but keep your formatting.
also remember the capitalisation of the "fonts" folder - this is not the same as "Fonts" in the CSS.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:46 AM   #100
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In my case I am trying to read a PDF that has Chinese. The PDF was created not by me, but a third-party. How do I add the fonts in order to read this PDF?
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I'm not a PDF guru, but I'm pretty sure that this format is font-independent... in extenso, you don't need the original font files to read a PDF file, because it contains the raster pre-rendered (is is Postscript?) as well as the text...

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This is a thread about ePub. PDF font embedding is off topic. Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:55 AM   #103
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Just a suggestion for the 'which fonts work' wiki -- maybe turn it into a table that includes OTF and TTF checkbox columns. Since commercial fonts (of which a few seem to be listed) generally can come in both different flavors, it wouldn't be a bad idea to distinguish between the two. If someone likes the looks of a certain typeface, they can be sure they're getting the version that is known to work properly.

As for the OT PDF dicussion, most PDFs contain embedded fonts (or subsets of the used glyphs) and render using those--no rasterization involved (well, not until display time at least). The Chinese PDF probably doesn't have the font embedded. Cmd/Ctrl-D in Acrobat will give you a list of what fonts are referenced in it and whether they're embedded or not. If you have questions, you can PM me. I'll try to help if I can.
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Other candidate fonts for epubs: times new roman, constantina and cambria (last two are in office 07/ vista). These should look quite nice.

Also this free one: Linux Libertine
http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Linux-Libertine

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Other candidate fonts for epubs: times new roman, constantina and cambria (last two are in office 07/ vista). These should look quite nice.
I like the look of Cambria, but can you actually use it in an ePub on the Sony Reader? I've never been able to make that particular font work...
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